Dodged the Bullet

Update August 8, morning: Well, nothing happened. Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm and hit the Big Island a bit south of the expected land fall with a lot of rain and moderately strong winds but all in all we dodged the bullet and the first of the two […]

Prepared Pup

No, this is not a recipe for freshly prepared pup. This is Hurricane Preparedness Pup. Update August 7 mid-afternoon: things are looking positive as Iselle diminishes to a tropical storm. Too soon to get cocky, though. The storm should reach the Big Island of Hawaii this evening and get to […]

Storm Update, August 6

The good news: the first hurricane (Iselle) is likely to pass a bit south of Oahu (the yellow-colored island on the chart) rather than a direct wallop. The bad news: it looks like it will maintain Category 1 strength and not diminish to a tropical storm until after it passes the […]

Storms Coming – Tie Down the Malt!

This week, Hawaii faces an unusual and ominous weather phenomenon; namely, we have two hurricanes lined up to pass over the islands within three days of each other. The first puffer, named Hurricane Iselle, is expected to down grade from the current Category 4 designation to a tropical storm by the […]

Revision

I was advised by several bloggers that this photo from yesterday’s post screamed for a different caption. OK, here ya go, by popular demand: “Draw me like one of your French girls.” For those who may have missed the reference, this nugget from knowyourmeme.com: “Draw Me Like One of Your French […]

Scrubbing the Pink Piggy Pup

As I commented in another blog, dog bath pictures may be the canine equivalent of your parents showing your baby photos to your date for the junior prom. But here goes… Today was Max’s bath day. We usually scrub the Malt twice a week. Now, I can almost hear some of you […]

Condo Party Report

The condo party was a big success. Most of the preparations were done the night before so on Saturday morning we had only to bring the food, florals and accessories. The lawn areas were outfitted with chairs, tables and umbrellas in anticipation of a hot day. We were nearly overwhelmed […]

Marketing the Condo Party

Hawaii is the 50th State and as American as apple pie. Except we don’t really identify much with apple pie. We’re far more likely to identify with haupia pie made from coconuts or taro pie or any of a bunch of other pies that exceed apple in popularity; things like […]

Max Goes Urban-Edgy

Today, our perambulations took us out of our K Street neighborhood for a visually stimulating walking tour of the wilds of urban Kaka’ako; specifically, the district owned and master planned for development by huge, local land owner Kamehameha Schools. Kakaʻako was once a thriving Native Hawaiian community with agricultural terraces […]

Ubalm

I got to get some of this stuff. From acne and psoriasis to windburn and tired arms, the not quite famous Ubalm – made in the USA – solves all problems. It even makes cartoon cows wink at you at least once a day.